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Navy women’s lacrosse head coach Cindy Timchal announced on Tuesday she has added Aly Messinger (North Carolina ’16) to her coaching staff as an assistant coach.
"We are pleased to add Aly [Messinger] to our coaching staff as the offensive coordinator. Aly's work ethic was unquestioned after four years at North Carolina, having earned three All-America honors," Timchal said. "Her knowledge of the game, both as a player and being on a program that won two national championships, will be a great asset to have as she grows as a coach personally and for the Navy program."
Messinger will focus on Navy’s offensive attack and will have an active role in recruiting.
“I am so excited to be coaching at an unbelievable institution filled with great people and talented athletes,” Messinger said. “I am thankful for the opportunity and cannot wait to be a part of the Naval Academy family.”
Messinger graduated from North Carolina in 2016 and finished third all-time in program history with 230 points (149g, 81a). She is a three-time All-America selection and a two-time All-ACC honoree. Messinger helped lead the Tar Heels to two National Championship titles (2013, ’16), including being named the 2016 Most Outstanding Player.
Messinger has a strong background of coaching experience, serving as a coach for the Fever Lacrosse for two seasons. She has also worked as a camp counselor for North Carolina.
Messinger graduated from North Carolina in May 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in exercise and sports science with a concentration in sports administration.